AutoCAD .dwg File Conversions

October 2, 2013 | By | Reply More

Ask ITAsk IT Question:

Hello
I’m an interior design student and i use autocad 2007 version.And i can’t open some Autocad project.
Example,i download some cad files on this site http://www.dwgindir.com/ or  http://www.bibliocad.com/ site ect. but i can’t open files.
How can i change to dwg files versions ? 

Thank you

Ask IT Answer:

Dear Alice,

We tried to contact you will the email address you provided us with, but it came back as a non-valid address.

Online resource sometime become outdated. In this case the current version of AutoCAD is version 2014. Hence the version you are trying to open is 7 releases behind. The owners (the two websites) needed to have updated the samples files/resources.

Autodesk may allow up to 2 version backward compatibility, and probably not 7 versions.

Consider talking to your instructor about the issue.


Femi Ariyo
Fashion Institute of Technology
Technical Manager, Academic Computing, User Support & Media Services

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